Despite everything you could do in the original Watch Dogs, including hacking street lights, messing with traffic barriers, turning lights on and off, and emptying people’s bank accounts, you were unable to shoot while driving, which left you vulnerable in a car chase. Watch Dogs 2, in addition to allowing you to turn off the option to play the game co-op with one of your friends, will let you shoot while driving.
Being able to shoot while driving is essentially vital for many open-world games like Grand Theft Auto, Mafia, and more. When you’re being chased by cars, you can’t rely on just running into your pursuers to get them to back off. While you could take advantage of being able to hack while driving, in Watch Dogs 2 you can now have a more direct method of throwing off pursuers with a gun now.
Watch Dogs 2 also will be seeing a return of players being able to “invade” your game and attempt to hack you to get data from you, but will also now be featuring co-operative play with your friends. In order to use this, all you would have to do is find your friend somewhere in San Francisco and ask them if they would like to co-op with you.
However, if you want to just play the game, along, you can turn the co-op option off. Whatever else we’ll be learning about Watch Dogs 2 in the next week when it’s finally unveiled at E3, hopefully it will lead the series in a similar result to the Assassin’s Creed series, such as when Assassin’s Creed 2 came out and was a massive hit.
A good portion of Assassin’s Creed 2’s praise is that the game improved on all of the flaws of the first Assassin’s Creed game, so hopefully Watch Dogs 2 will go the same way when it’s announced and improve on the flaws of the first Watch Dogs.